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Reza RahmanJan. 11, 2013 - 08:39AM JST
The key point is official recorded. In the UK, this system is considered to be flawed. We have figures for suspected crime using data from other organisations. This gives a more realistic view on crime.
Posted in: Crime stats down across Japan in 2012, says NPA
Reza RahmanDec. 26, 2012 - 04:23PM JST
Whoops. Pressed submit by mistake.
The fact that China is moving step by step to become apart of the world family should applauded. With better train services come more foreigners. More foreigners more openness. I think it's a win win.
It may take a long time, but progress is progress. If you doubt it look back at the West's problem with Russia in the 60's.
Posted in: World's longest bullet train service begins in China
Reza RahmanDec. 26, 2012 - 04:18PM JST
Wow! People say that China is closed minded then do the same thing!!!
A lot of countries have had train accidents. N
Reza RahmanDec. 06, 2012 - 07:32PM JST
First thing first. Chinese government doesn't equal Chinese people. There are many cases where the general populous are protesting against construction projects in China. They hold slow walks (the government actively discourages mass protests) to avoid arrest.
Secondly, most media in Japan as in other countries have a biase. So does China. In China's case it's a lot more biased.
So it stands to reason most Chinese people buy the government line on most issues. Hence people staying away from Japan.
Posted in: Island dispute takes bite out of Chinese tourism to Japan
Reza RahmanNov. 22, 2012 - 11:36AM JST
Phonics along with other teaching methods have their place in teaching English. I teach kids from 0 to 18 year. Generally, the kids with the best pronunciation are under 5 years old.
I think this is because they have less chance to pick up Japanese sounds (no TV and no radio). So English isn't strange and new. I have found 5/6 years old eager to communicate with me in English. When they don't know the English word they use a Japanese. Grammar isn't an issue either.
From 5 I teach basic phonics. I try to get them to guess the letter by the sound. In my English conversation school from 7 years old I try to get them to read simple words. My aim is for my students to be able to open their books, read the conversation and questions by themselves.
Usually by 8 years old they can read 99% of the book. By 9 years old I start to have 5 minute conversations with them. Also my students give weekly presentations.
This is how you get students to be fluent and able to understand English.
Posted in: The needs of early English phonetic instruction in Japan
Reza RahmanNov. 08, 2012 - 01:20PM JST
Without knowing if there is a need or not. It is difficult to say if there should be 3 more universities build and state funded. If they are privately funded then I don't see a problem. I am guessing given the reaction they are state funded. I just hope it's not a waste of money.
Posted in: Tanaka backpedals on approving 3 new universities
Reza RahmanNov. 07, 2012 - 08:31AM JST
wavelength at Nov. 07, 2012 - 07:35AM JST
@DeDeMouse Might I suggest you rip your CDs into a high quality mp3 or wmv format. I did that to all my CDs 5 years back, triplicated on multiple hard drives and threw the CDs out.
Wavelength - that's illegal. If you convert your music to mp3/wmv you must keep to the originals. I disagree with the law, but that's how it is.
As for music downloads, I am sure most people just to Tsutaya and rent cd's out.
Posted in: A month after download law, consumers spending less on music: survey
Reza RahmanOct. 29, 2012 - 11:52AM JST
Sounds like the guy has mental health issuses.
Posted in: Akita man arrested over attempted extortion for sex and songs
Reza RahmanOct. 28, 2012 - 05:22PM JST
gaijinfo at Oct. 28, 2012 - 11:11AM JST
Ari94, contracts are irrelevant if they break the law.
I would argue that the law is irrelevant if there is a freely agreed contract between two private parties.
I disagree. Contracts are suppose to be within the parameters of the law. Slavery/Abortion/discrimination was legal, not it's not. Laws change over time. Society adapts.
So it's down being told or ask to lose weight. Being asked is fair enough. It's a suggestion. Being told over and over again is bullying. Is it worth all that money? I don't know.
As for the settlement, maybe there are other women waiting to sue. If she was successful, others maybe. In America, they usually have a class suit.
Posted in: Tokyo court dismisses Prada sexual harassment suit
Reza RahmanOct. 03, 2012 - 08:50AM JST
This is a joke. If a hijacker wants to take over a plane there are plenty of legal things they can buy at an airport. Terrorism is about control. In that respect they have won, we have less freedom now than before 2001.
Everything from random searches to governments having the right to read peole's e-mails.
Posted in: Random patdowns begin at 30 int'l airports in Japan
Reza RahmanSep. 30, 2012 - 11:35PM JST
Rebranding is changing the name of a product. Like marathon to snickers (happened in the UK about 20 years ago).
Redesign? Yes. Just use Velcro. Yes, more expensive. Failing that use a different kind of adhesive. Everything changes so why not nappies (UK word for diapers).
As for the factory itself, yeah it will re-build. The question is can the family who are affected by the explosion get the support they need.
Posted in: Himeji chemical plant blast threatens diaper supply
Reza RahmanSep. 26, 2012 - 02:01PM JST
I don't understand how can places if beauty be a WHS. A place of beauty should have their own section. UNESCO should have places of outstanding beauty.
As for The complaint of Europeans deciding what can and can't be done in Japan. Well if you want a WHS, it has to be in same state from now until they no longer want to be a WHS. for example you can't have WHS status then build a highway next to it.
Personally, I don't see they point of wanting it. It's just another tick on a check list (every Japanese).
Posted in: UNESCO officials inspect Kamakura for World Heritage Site consideration
Reza RahmanSep. 21, 2012 - 08:23AM JST
My old Nokia N95 had turn by turn navigation and that was over two years ago. I switched to Apple because the iPhone had better features. Now Android and Windows based Nokia phones seem to be better.
I am very annoyed with Apple. A lot of their features are American focused. Map uses crowd sourcing. I am not going to wait for that. I used the train timetable information everyday. Now I have to use a different website. Not impressed.
Posted in: Apple's home-grown Maps leaves users lost
Reza RahmanSep. 16, 2012 - 01:06AM JST
What a waste of time! It didn't work with Russia, the middle East or South Africa.
It just makes Iran's bad leaders more powerful. It would be better to flood Iran with Western ideas through TV, magazines and music.
The powerful live through fear. Break that then they will fall.
Posted in: U.S. extends EU, Japan exemptions from Iran sanctions
Reza RahmanSep. 08, 2012 - 11:18PM JST
Scrote: "The lesson here is stay away from Indonesia. 12 years in jail for buying marijuana, less for blowing up foreigners in a nightclub."
How many people have tried blowing up foreigners in Bali? I think more people have tried drugs!!!!
Posted in: 16-year-old Japanese boy faces lengthy jail term in Bali over possession of marijuana
Reza RahmanSep. 08, 2012 - 11:16PM JST
Isn't it funny. When Japan wants to crack down on Japanese kids under 18, many people are all for it. However when a foreign country crack down on Japanese kids people change their tune.
Come on! Either support strick laws or don't.
Personally I think 12 years is too harsh for a kid.
Reza RahmanAug. 27, 2012 - 07:36PM JST
Some European countries has less crime by children and teens than Japan, the UK and the US. They don't jail anyone under the age of 18. Even in the case of murder. Re-education is the priority here not punishment.
How long should a child stay in prison? 10 years? 80 years?
Locking people up doesn't stop crime.
Posted in: Justice ministry studies removing restrictions on sentencing minors
Reza RahmanAug. 23, 2012 - 02:42AM JST
The bid for the 2012 Games ad the 2020 are so different.
I don't think the Tokyo 2020 bid team have any idea of the bother and the cost to host the Olympics. I manged to go to London 2012 and it was so busy around the Olympic park area.
The London 2012 Games had several aims beyond getting the Olympics. Regeneration (the site use to be full of toxic material), promoting fresh food, encouraging children to enjoy sports where just some of the many aims of the bid.
Besides from winning the right to host the 2020 Games, what are the other aims the Japanese Olympics bid comittee have?
Posted in: Tokyo hopes Ginza parade will boost 2020 Olympic bid
May. 21, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
Plead to your fellow voting Japanese to demand pay increases and better conditions. The govt…
Posted in: Yokohama says it has no children on daycare center waiting list
May. 21, 2013 - 11:16AM JST
The houses and buildings really need basements. What does "hard ground" mean? Rock?
Posted in: At least 51 dead in Oklahoma City tornado
zichi, calm down. You are starting a strawman argument.
As to the number of ianfu, any…
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
May. 21, 2013 - 11:15AM JST
This sounds like a veiled threat.
Soviet Union disintegrated without veiled threat or using force…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 21, 2013 - 11:14AM JST
It`s all just made up numbers on a computer anyway.
Posted in: Former World Bank chief warns of Japan 'sugar high'